HOUSTON -- Hundreds of women gathered Saturday, April 9 for the first round of the 2011 Houston Texans Cheerleader tryouts. Tryouts were held at the Methodist Training Center in Reliant Park, Texas, just outside Houston.
After three hours of tryouts, 624 hopefuls were cut down to 273. The remaining 273 competed in rounds two and three on Sunday, at which point 50 finalists will battle for about 35 spots. Many of those cut will travel to other NFL franchise cities as spring tryouts continue for the 2011 football season.